So don't think I actually knew what a tartine was. I had to look it up. I was eating at one of my favorite places, Telegraph, and one of the items on the menu that I absolutely love is their sausage tartine.
Here are the ingredients:
Red Pepper Flakes
Spicy Italian Sausage
Escarole (not pictured - wtf? I JUST noticed this)
Parmesan (optional garnish - not pictured)
...and pile the escarole, sausage, and beans on top of the toast. Sprinkle with some chunks of parm. How good does this look? What. Is. UP.
This is a knife and fork kinda dish aka my kinda dish. Try it out - it's super easy and delicious. You could serve this as a first course or as a nice comforting lunch. Or even dinner! Stay hungry!
Sausage and Escarole Tartine Recipe
1 15 oz Can Cannelloni Beans, drained and rinsed
3 Tbs Olive Oil, separated
1/2 Tsp Red Pepper Flakes
4 Garlic Cloves, chopped
1 Cup White Wine
4 Slices Rustic Bread, cut thick
1 lb Spicy Italian Sausage
Soak the escarole in water and rinse so all dirt is removed. Drain and tear into bite size pieces. Set aside. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to a pan and heat over medium. At garlic and red pepper flakes and stir for 30 seconds or so. Add your escarole and stir. Add half the wine. In another pan, cook sausage and once it's cooked through and pan is still on, add wine to deglaze and pic up all of the brown bits. Immediately add to escarole. Add beans and stir. Remove from heat. With remaining olive oil, drizzle on slices of bread and toast until brown or even under your broiler. Top with sausage, escarole, and bean mixture and drizzle with some of the sauce on the bottom. Top with chunks of Parmesan as a garnish. Enjoy!